Change my name…

This place was formerly known as Sri Tanjung, going all the way back to 2010 when I first blogged about it. Now, it has changed its name to…

Warong Cafe, front

…and I did ask the girl why. She said that her sister was the one running the shop then and the license was under her name. However, she has taken over and has obtained a new license in her own right, and hence the new name for the shop…

Warong Cafe, plaque

I did not ask her why there is this redundancy – warung/warong in Indonesian is a tempat/kedai makan, an eatery and a café would fall into that same category. After all, in the words of William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” and in this case, what matters most would be the quality of the food available.

They have a nice elaborate menu now…

Warong Cafe, menu

…but no, I would not get my hopes up too high. I asked for the roti jala that I saw listed on their banner in front of the shop but they told me it was not available. There! Don’t say I did not warn you!

We used to frequent this place before but only on Saturdays because that was the only day in the week when we could have their very nice nasi kerabu. To our delight, we were informed that under the new management, they will have it every day and of course, we wasted no time at all in dropping by for it…

Warong Cafe nasi kerabu

…soon after it reopened and resumed business.

The set with the fish, the so-called ikan celup tepung in their menu…

Warong Cafe ikan celup tepung

…was RM6.00 and that day, they also had the set with ayam percik. There was another option in their menu, daging bakar and out of curiosity, I asked what that was, only to be told that it was not available. Hmmmm!!!

Well, at least, it tasted great, just as good as the ones we had here before and now, they also have this cili sumbat (stuffed chili)…

Warong Cafe cili sumbat

…that I like a lot. They did not use to have that in the past.

I bought their laksa Penang (RM5.00) home for my girl to try but no, we did not think it was all that great and we all agreed that it paled in comparison with the one I would buy from Mak Met’s place at Bandong in the morning (RM3.00)…

Mak Met's laksa Penang
*Archive photo*

That one is much nicer and my girl enjoys it very much even though it no longer has that much mashed fish in the gravy anymore, compared to those good ol’ days when it was only RM2.50 a pack.

I saw a plate of ayam penyet being served and it looked very good – I think I will try that the next time I drop by here.

WARONG CAFE (2.318841, 111.831732) is located among the shops in between Jalan Tapang and Jalan Tapang Timur towards the end of Jalan Kampung Nangka – RTM Sibu is located right across the road on the right. It faces the open space where the Sibu inter-town bus terminal was a long time ago and the stalls at Taman Harmoni were operating temporarily here while the hawker centre was under renovation.

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34 thoughts on “Change my name…”

  1. I like everything in the nasi kerabu except the stuff chilli as I don’t eat this type of chilli…

    Oooo…I love that! I would even buy them, separate….without the nasi kerabu to enjoy with my meals. Green chili, not spicy…usually, like green peppers.

  2. The nasi kerabu is tempting. I would enjoy that.

    Happy Mid-Autumn to you and family.

    Wishing the same to you and your loved ones. So nice, town schools taking the day off. My girl’s school in the jungle, it’s business as usual. 😦

    The nasi kerabu here is our favourite all this while. There had been stalls popping up during Ramadan and some say the nasi kerabu was the best – I did go and try but no, none was to me as nice as this one here. The only thing lacking was the cili sumbat but they have that now, the complete works.

  3. Rm 6 is a good deal for that portion. Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you and your family! So what mooncake flavors you are having this year?

    Same to you and your family. So what’s for the celebration tonight? Chinese, I hope…considering that it is a Chinese festival. Nothing for us here, girl not at home. I’ve had two expensive (West Malaysian) mooncakes – white lotus paste (RM16.50) and mung bean/green bean laste (RM9.50) – not a fan of those ridiculously weird creations they have these days – straying too far off from what’s original and authentic and losing its essence and true meaning.

  4. I love to eat nasi kerabu. The fried fish looks good. Everything else look good too. 🙂
    Wishing you and your family a cosy Mid Autumn Festival!

    Thanks, same to you and yours.

    I was back there yesterday and I asked about the flour used for coating the fish and they said they use tapioca flour. That’s just great! It’s gluten free so my girl can come here and enjoy this too.

  5. Good deal for that plate of nasi kerabu. I only love acar chilli. Btw, what is inside the stuffed chilli?

    Happy Mid Autumn Festival to you & your loved ones.

    Thank you, the same to you and yours. Girl in the jungle, so no celebration, just eat mooncake, end of story.

    They have some grated coconut sambal in the chili. I love it! Very nice, nicer than the fish paste stuffed green chili in yong tofu.

  6. Change to warong? Sounds like a Malay owner. Wah… the nasi kerabu and fried fish looks good.

    Yes, it’s a Malay shop. The nasi kerabu is da’bomb! Very nice!!!

  7. Changed name. price seems okay. Got fish and the stuffed cili.

    Cheap only? I googled the recipe and saw all the ingredients and the amount of work involved – if it is THIS nice, I would be willing to pay up to RM10, at least for this. I’ve had some mediocre ones before though, Ramadan time – those, maybe RM6.00 would be enough, more for the work than the taste.

  8. Nasi kerabu and the stuffed chilli look good!

    The best in town – in fact, as far as I know, the only one in town. We did get some others around Ramadan but no, they were not as nice.

  9. Happy Mid-Autumn Festival to you and your family. The nasi kerabu looks good, i think daging bakar is a bit like roast beef (had it before and didnt quite like it cos its pretty dry).

    Thank you, and to you and yours too. Yes, I would expect it to be kinda dry, not something I would enjoy. They did tell me they would be having kambing bakar the following day but no, I did not bother to go back for that.

  10. ooo, they have nasi kerabu (from kelantan), assam laksa (from penang) … wonder if they’ll consider serving ayam pongteh (from malacca) 😀

    We do not have that here but it seemed to me to be something like chicken in soy sauce with fermented beans plus some added ingredients, not anything that I would go out of my way for.

  11. Wow, nasi kerabu, I absolutely love it! What you had looks very good.

    Our favourite in town – in fact, the only one in town that I know of and bless our lucky stars, it’s nice!

  12. Very unique dishes here… cannot get much of these in Ipoh.. or maybe I have not discovered them yet… 🙂

    You do not frequent such places, of course you have not come across these in Ipoh. Nasi kerabu is from Kelantan and laksa Penang is, of course, from Penang. I prefer their stronger exotic tastes, all the herbs used, to anything Chinese or Western or whatever.

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